With a Government drive to eliminate petrol and diesel-driven vehicles from our roads over the next two decades charging point will become increasingly important. Tony McDonough reports
Guests with electric cars at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel and Rum Warehouse can now charge their vehicles on-site.
The Stanley Dock complex is the first hotel and event space in Liverpool to install electric car charging points.
With a Government drive to eliminate petrol and diesel-driven vehicles from our roads over the next two decades charging point will become increasingly important.
To stay ahead of that curve the Titanic has installed three charging bays in its car park with two of the bays dedicated to Tesla car models and one for universal charge.
The news comes not long after US carmaker Tesla announced the release of the eagerly anticipated Model 3, which has been hailed as a groundbreaking vehicle for the car industry, setting a benchmark for electric cars.
Brian Connor, general manager at the Titanic, said: “The spotlight is firmly on energy efficiency and the Titanic is proud to support this move towards the future.
“It really is an exciting time for automobiles and we are glad to be the first hotel in Liverpool to offer this service to our guests.”
The hotel has plans to install lightning chargers and lockable stations in the future.
Mr Connor added: “After introducing the service just last week, we have already had enquiries from guests changing hotels to stay with us which is a testament to how popular the service will be.”
Taking eight hours to charge from empty, the service is available free of charge to hotel guests and reservations for the charging bays can be made at time of booking.